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Democratic Deficit

New Study Shows Michigan Ranks in Top 10 Among States in Which State and Local Politicos Ignore Public Opinion

Patricia Lesko | Posted 01.21.2012 | Detroit
Patricia Lesko

The complaint is pervasive: politicos are unresponsive. There is polarized policy being imposed on unpolarized voters all over the country, and Michigan ranks among the states where this happens most frequently.

Banker Power Trumping Democratic Power: The Crisis on Two Continents

David Coates | Posted 01.18.2012 | Politics
David Coates

A crisis of economics has been turned into a crisis of democracy. It is an outrage. If the next decade is not to be lost, it is absolutely vital that, in the clash between money and the people, the people win.